Do not take this seriously, This is just for fun.
Alright so here I am listening to (not watching) the videos on this forum dealing with the yo yo. I went into the yo yo maintenance section because once I get a yo yo, I want to know how to take care of it. It seems that if you want the yo yo to spin or sleep you would use a thin lube and a thicker lube for a slower yo yo. They said to use lyres made for the yo yo.....this sounds like a sales pitch to me. LOL Are the yo yo lubes petroleum, synthetic, silicone? I have some ideas for a yo yo lube of my own:
Synthetic Automatic Transmission fluid. It is about a 5W (weight) old, so very thin
Synthetic ATF with STP Oil Treatment added: this will add zinc and make the lube thicker
Lucas Oil Stabilizer. Very thick yet very slick, so your bearings ride on a cushon of lube
Why not Lucas gun oil? If it can handle an AK-47 it can handle a yo yo
Amsoil 0W-20 motor oil. If it can protect a Bugatti Bayron, lubing a yo yo is not a problem.
75W-140 synthetic gear lub for a slower responding yo yo
How about the “ole’ stand by” 3-in-1 oil. It is then and is a good “go to” all purpose lube
coat your axle and string in teflon
Now it was mentioned in one of the videos to be careful what you use to clean your ball bearings in the yo yo because you cleaner such as mineral spirits could melt or damage your plastic yo yo. There is a simple solution to this, remove the bearing from the yo yo. No melted plastics now. :) So what do you to to a fixed wood axle yo yo to make it sleep longer? You sand that axle with 3000 grit sandpaper then you soak it in STP to get it impregnated with zinc and phosphorous. Wipe off the access and put it all back together. The same deal applies to the yo yo string. Cotton will soak up any lube you wanna use, so use the STP/ATF mix....It will make you string very slick and also will add a mice bright red sheen to it thus making it easier to see. While we are on the subject of the yo yo, why just stop with a $150 aluminum yo yo? Why not buy or make one from carbon fiber? Very light and very strong. Come on folks, time to start thinking outside the box. Why does a yo yo have to be round? Wait a sec......scratch that.....a star shaped yo yo would not work....never mind. If you want a counter weight yo yo, why does the weight have to be on the inside? Why not have spinners on a yo yo.....like a bling yo yo version of a 26inch wheel? :) After reading this, would you say that I have way too much time on my hands to think up this stuff? :)